We are typically open to walk-in visitors Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. The Dinosaur Park, located outdoors adjacent to Rood Hall, is always free and open to the public. The Schmaltz Geology Museum, located on the first floor of Rood Hall, is also free and open to the public whenever the building is open. If you are visiting Dino Park or the museum, please park in designated visitor lots if you do not have a WMU parking permit. Please follow all posted COVID-19 safety protocols when you are in the building.


The physical address of Rood Hall is 2235 Wilbur Ave. In case of an emergency please dial 911.


  • Please join us on Friday, October 14 for our annual Alumni and Friends gathering. All current students, faculty and staff, alumni, their families, and friends of the department are welcome to join us to honor our 2022 Distinguished Alumni and to socialize at Revel and Roll. 
  • The Earth Sciences Remote Sensing Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Mohamed Sultan recently hosted a visit from Egyptian Consul General, Ambassador, Dr. Sameh Aboul-Enein and his Deputy Consul General, Mr. Bassel Taman to discuss lab members' ongoing research related to Egypt's critical water and climate change challenges and opportunities. 
  • Department faculty Dr. Peter Voice recently helped explain to listeners on NPR's "Why's That?" why Petoskey stones sometimes show up on beaches in southwestern Michigan
  • The GRE is no longer required for admission to our MS and PhD programs. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact potential faculty advisors to find out if submitting optional scores is recommended. For more information, please see our Graduate Programs page or contact Dr. Peter Voice, Director of Graduate Studies.